RZESZOW, Poland, LONDON and HONG KONG, Feb. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The world's fastest growing digital gaming marketplace G2A.COM, took part in the biggest charity auction event in Poland. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity auction http://en.wosp.org.pl/foundation/about_us was entered into by G2A because they wanted to contribute towards their ongoing support campaign for children. G2A won the charity auction of a statue of 'Geralt from Rivia', the central and well-known character from the famous Polish game, 'The Witcher' created and authored by Andrzej Sapkowski.
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G2A.COM Co-founder and CMO, Dawid Rożek is delighted that G2A won. He explained: "For this great cause of saving children's lives, we bid for Geralt and it was a hard-won fight. The result wasn't clear until the last few seconds. G2A would like to thank competitors; they helped us to achieve a high contribution in order to save lives."
The famous statue stands 2.5 meters weighs 100 kg and is designed by CD Projekt RED https://www.cdprojekt.com/en . They own The Witcher Games that are worth 2 billion PLN.
The Witcher statue shows the scene of Geralt fighting with The Noonwraith. According to ancient Eastern European beliefs, Noonwraith is the cursed spirit of women who died shortly after their weddings and became Noonwraiths. In The Witcher 3:Wild Hunt, the Noonwraith is one of the monsters faced by Geralt as he travels through the vast plains of Velen.
Now the statue stands in one of the G2A.COM offices and it is awesome: "We all love it and think every day about the children whose lives are saved because of this statue," said Jacqueline Purcell G2A Head of Global PR.
Jerzy Owsiak, the founder and director of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity said: "G2A's auction win has ensured that thousands of children all over Poland will be able to receive life-saving treatment. A big thanks G2A for your trust and your tremendous support for the Orchestra! As can be seen, distance does not matter and there are good people all over the world. The money obtained thanks to your auction win, will be used to support the work of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. Remember - we will play until the end of the world and one day longer!"
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is one of the biggest non-profit and non-governmental charity organizations in Poland. It was founded in 1993. They protect children's health and save lives by providing medical equipment to public hospitals. The Great Finale event sees volunteers in Poland collecting for 'the great orchestra of christmas charity' and others are encouraged to donate on the website: http://en.wosp.org.pl/the_grand_finale/how_to_help
After 24 Grand Finales, the Foundation collected over $100 million for neonatology, cardio-surgery, congenital defects, new-borns and children under 5 years of age, kidney diseases and paediatric oncology in public hospitals.
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